Auditions

Literature Alive!

EVCT Literature Alive

(Ages 10-18)

Jamie Gilbert, Director

Feb 7th

Literature Alive, a literacy program at East Valley Children’s Theatre that encourages kids to read and write.   We have a Literature Alive Troupe that is made up of home schooled kids.  The troupe rehearses for 6 rehearsals in a five-week period both creating and performing an original script based on a children’s book.  We then perform at Elementary schools (for Kindergarten and First Grade students).

We go into the schools, read a book to the kids, then we act out the story in our 20 minute original play, and if time permits we do a little interactive activity with the kids who are in the audience.  Then as the kids leave they are all given a book of the story we just read and acted out.  The program has been very successful and is a great experience for actors and audience alike.

Cost to be in the program is $150 per participant.

Auditions for Literature Alive participants for Spring 2023 will be held on February 7, 2023 at 1:00 pm at the EVCT, Studio, 4501 E Main St in Mesa.  Click below for additional information and the audition card.

For additional information please contact the office at 480-756-3828.

 

Auditions for East Valley Children’s Theatre’s Performance Troupes

EVCT BRAVO MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE TROUPE – January 16, 2023 at 5 pm 
EVCT Bravo is a musical theatre performance troupe for youth ages 12-18.  Participants learn songs and dance from Broadway shows and put them together into a show with singing, acting and dancing.  The Troupe performs at various locations in the East Valley. There is a fee of $275 for the 14 weeks of a two-hour class per week, if selected to be a part of the troupe. Auditions and all troupe rehearsals are held at the EVCT Studio, 4501 E Main St in Mesa. Please call the EVCT office at 480-756-3828 or email us at info@evct.org to set up an audition time or for additional information about the troupe.

 

ON THE SPOT IMPROV TROUPE – January 17, 2023 at 6 pm
EVCT On the Spot Teen Improv Troupe is for youth ages 12-18.  Participants work on improvisational techniques in preparation for improv shows in the East Valley. There is a fee of $275 for the 14 weeks of a two-hour class per week, if selected to be a part of the troupe.  Auditions and all rehearsals for the troupe are held at the EVCT Studio, 4501 E Main St in Mesa.  Please call the EVCT office at 480-756-3828 or email us at info@evct.org to set up an audition time or for additional information about the troupe.
EVCT EXPRESS ACTING TROUPE – January 19, 2023 at 4:30 pm
EVCT Express is an acting troupe for youth age 8-16.  From a title of a show, the troupe members create the story, the characters, and the dialogue to create a play.  Then the play is rehearsed and finally performed in various locals in the East Valley.  There is a fee of $275 for the 14 weeks of a two-hour class per week, if selected to be a part of the troupe.  Auditions and all rehearsals are held at the EVCT Studio, 4501 E Main St in Mesa.  Please call the EVCT office at 480-756-3828 or email us at info@evct.org to set up an audition time or for additional information about the troupe.

 

Tips for Auditioning

Auditions for Main Stage productions are held prior to each show, four times each year. Performance troupe auditions are held every January and August. Cast members make an initial audition and attend a callback before they’re selected.

EVCT makes the audition experience kid-friendly. It strives to create a low-pressure learning environment for children. All of the directors involved with auditions and production have extensive experience working with youth. The audition process is about teaching kids how to audition, practicing, doing their best and showing the directors what they’re looking for. Auditions are open to any kids in the community—children don’t necessarily have to be enrolled in EVCT acting classes or camps.

  • Plan to be at the audition a little bit ahead of schedule—you don’t want your child to feel rushed.
  • Make sure your child has eaten before meeting with the director and had a good night’s sleep—kids need their energy and this will help prevent them from fidgeting.
  • Get context for the scenes by reading the whole script.
  • Don’t worry about clothing, hair or breakdowns too much. Character guides are just that—guides, and forcing a certain look or attitude will feel inauthentic.
  • Don’t coach your child down to every gesture. Let them focus on listening, tone and facial expressions and the director will do the coaching once your child is cast in the troupe or production.
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